United Kingdom police stop sharing info

British police arrested a man on Friday in the of suburb of Moss Side, the tenth person to be taken into custody in connection with Monday night's Manchester attack.

Defending its decision to publish the pictures, the New York Times said: "The images and information presented were neither graphic nor disrespectful of victims, and consistent with the common line of reporting on weapons used in horrific crimes".

British Prime Minister Theresa May said earlier she would tell Mr Trump that intelligence shared between their two countries had to remain secure, in a rare public show of dissatisfaction with Britain's closest security ally.

His family has come under scrutiny, as well: Libya's RADA counterterrorism force issued a statement on Facebook saying it has arrested and interrogated Abedi's younger brother, Hashim.

Authorities are chasing possible links between the bomber, Salman Abedi, and militants in Manchester, elsewhere in Europe, and in North Africa and the Middle East.

The leak came after the name of the alleged attacker, 22-year-old Salman Abedi, was reported by USA media on Tuesday, quoting U.S. officials, before British police had released it publicly.

"I think it's pretty disgusting", said Scott Lightfoot, a Manchester resident, speaking outside a train station in the city.

"Who's leaking it? Where's it coming from?"

Hashem was reported to have left Britain on April 16.

"We greatly value the important relationships we have with our trusted intelligence, law enforcement and security partners around the world", the National Counter Terrorism Policing office said in a statement on Wednesday evening.

Citing an unnamed government source, British newspaper The Guardian reported United Kingdom officials "are furious" over the leaks that are "completely unacceptable".

Residents gathered in a large circle in the city's St. Ann's Square with heads bowed before a makeshift memorial of flowers, balloons and candles dedicated to the 22 people killed when Salman Abedi detonated an improvised device just moments after a concert by American pop singer Ariana Grande. Officials say all three suspects were planning new attacks in Libya and the UK.

US channel ABC News reported that police had found a kind of bomb-making workshop in Abedi's home and he had apparently stockpiled enough chemicals to make additional bombs.

  • Zachary Reyes